AKSinghSingh79's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Amanda
Beneficiary's Name: Kirpal
VJ Member: AKSinghSingh79
Country: India

Last Updated: 2016-03-20
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Immigration Checklist for Amanda & Kirpal:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : National Benefits Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : New Delhi, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-05-25
I-130 Sent : 2013-01-02
I-130 NOA1 : 2013-01-07
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-02-13
NVC Received : 2013-02-25
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-03-15
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-03-15
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2013-04-17
Submit DS-261 : 2013-03-26
Receive IV Bill : 2013-04-08
Pay IV Bill : 2013-05-17
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2014-01-16
NVC Left : 2014-02-11
Consulate Received : 2014-02-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2014-01-31
Interview Date : 2014-03-06
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-03-10
US Entry : 2014-03-20
Comments : Had issues obtaining PCC. Case was at NVC and put on hold until documents were obtained. Took 8 months to obtain missing documents.
Received NVC checklist on 12/17/13 for new edition of I-864.
Processing
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 37 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 423 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : Newark
POE Date : 2014-03-20
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments :


Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Vermont Service Center
Date Filed : 2016-03-10
NOA Date : 2016-03-14
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments :


Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: New Delhi, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : April 2, 2014
Embassy Review : We arrived at the embassy about 10:15 am. Our interview was scheduled for 12. The security personnel called us to enter the embassy around 11:15 am. At the entrance we were asked to present our interview letter and our passports.
Once inside, we presented another man our interview letter again and the DS-260 confirmation page with the stamp from the OFC biometrics appointment. He asked me one question: Are you the petitioner? and asked my husband one question: How long have you been married? He then gave us a token number and pointed us to the waiting area.
When our token number was called, we went to a window with an Indian man. We handed him the medical report, DS-260 confirmation page with stamp, PCCs, birth certificate, and marriage certificate. He asked me if I was the petitioner.
He then asked my husband several questions:
Who is calling you?
What is her name:
What is your DOB?
What is your mobile number?
You went to UK?
Have you lived in any other countries?
I asked him if he would like to see my financial documents as we were asked to bring updated information to the interview. He looked at everything quickly and focused on our 2013 joint tax return. He highlighted some information, kept my husband's passport and told us to sit down and that our token number would be called when it was time for the interview with the CO.
After about 20 minutes, our token number was called and we presented ourselves in front of the CO, a young American woman.
She asked my husband to raise his right hand and take the oath then she began her questions.
Asked to my husband:
How did you meet your wife?
Where was that?
When was that?
Is this your first IV request? (she commented on how large our file was. I had frontloaded a great deal.)
Have you eve been to the U.S.?
On which type of visa?
What were you doing on your J-1?
What type of program was it?
How long did you stay in the U.S.?
Have you met your wife's parents?
How many times?
Tell me about your mother in law and father in law's personalities.
Does your wife have any brothers or sisters?
What is her brother's occupation?
Where does he live?
So you have been to the UK before?
For how long?
What were you doing there?
How long have you been married?
What was the date of your wedding?
Why aren't you wearing a wedding ring? (He is but he wears on his middle finger because he lost a bunch of weight!)
How many people came to your wedding?
Why so few?
How many came to your reception?
What is your favorite thing to cook?

She then turned to me and asked me the following questions:
Did you get married on your first trip to India?
Where was your marriage?
How many times have you been to India since your marriage?
How many times have you been to India before your marriage?
Have you been on any vacations together?
Where do you stay when you are in India?
Tell me about your mother in law.
What kinds of foods do you cook with her?

She then said your visa has been approved! The whole time hubby and I were feeling a bit nervous since she was asking so many questions.
Overall it was a pleasant experience and all staff members treated us nicely and professionally.
Rating : Good


POE Review: Newark
Event Description
Entry Date : 2014-03-20
Embassy Review : This is second hand information from my husband. He said that POE was a breeze. He was the only visa holder in line so he was escorted downstairs. He was asked one question: Where are you going?
Then they took his fingerprints, stamped his passport and sent him on his way!
Harassment Level : Low


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